College Kid for a Day—a day in review

Last month, our seniors participated in a College Kid for a Day event where they shadowed their Tulane student senior mentors as they went through a normal day at college. Students sat in on classes, checked out the dining halls, and surveyed study spaces, all the while getting important insight into what it's really like to …

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Meet our interns!

We are beyond pleased to introduce our team of dedicated, engaged Tulane student interns working with us this semester. Interns at Upward Bound fill a wide variety of roles, from coordinating transportation and scholarship logistics to serving as Senior Mentors to our students who are going on to college next year. Whether working behind the …

College Kid for a Day event!

If you're in high school, the future---especially college---can sometimes seem far off. College sounds like another world, one filled with new responsibilities, intense study sessions, and an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of junk food. Campus tours are one great way to start exploring this world, but they only give you one side of the story. What they …

Chicago Trip, Summer 2015

This summer, our high school seniors and a few select juniors and sophomores traveled to Chicago to tour colleges and sightsee around the city. Even though it was the beginning of July, us New Orleanians thought the 65 degree weather was quite chilly! But it was a nice break from the heat and humidity of our …

Our Student Internships!

Four of our Upward Bound students have entered the professional world and are currently interns in different departments across Tulane's campus. After their summer school ends at 12:30 pm, they head off to their internship and work from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Our interns are absolutely loving the opportunity to have some real-life professional experience! …

Dallas Trip, Summer 2015

This past week, our scholars took a trip to Dallas to visit four different colleges: Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Dallas, University of North Texas, and Richland Community College. We sat in on information sessions with admissions counselors and took a campus tour with student tour guides at each college. Even though it almost 100 degrees outside, …